Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Gilchrist Riverside House, Settle, Yorkshire, England

3 bedroom Riverside Holiday House, Yorkshire Dales.

Book a stay by the Riverside with a break at this family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday house, with 3 bedrooms, wonderful river views and a location close to the heart of Settle, this could be a great base for a holiday close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £369 to £820 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 7 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 November 2016 to 16 December 2016; from 19 December 2016 to 23 December 2016; from 06 January 2017 to 18 February 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Yealm Cabin, South Hams, Yealmpton, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Idyllic log cabin with views of the Yealm Valley, lovely hideaway perfect for two with its one double bedroom in a secluded location amongst the hills and fields of Devon.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £195 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 5 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01752 216645 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Rock Farm, Taunton, Somerset, England

7 bedroom Self-Catering Farmhouse, West Country.

Beautiful thatched self-catering farmhouse with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 3 in the annexe) sleeping up to 14 offering stylish and luxurious accommodation combined with beautiful original features, with a fantastic 8 seater hot tub with wonderful countryside views and a games room, fabulous holiday home for families and groups of friends looking to enjoy a special holiday in the West Country.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2050 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 04 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 11 September 2016 to 16 September 2016;

phone 01935 840964 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Honeysuckle Cottage, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Heart of England.

Set in a conservation area and a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Cotswolds, this charming terraced stone cottage is pet friendly with a pretty south facing courtyard garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £245 to £485 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 01 September 2016 to 05 September 2016;

phone 0121 426 6310 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Large Devonshire Barn with Hot Tub, Axminster, Devon, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Six bedroom Devonshire barn conversion in the Axe Valley with high quality interiors, ideal for large groups, big families or hen parties.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £3600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 04 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 11 September 2016 to 14 September 2016;

phone 01245 425 718 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Waterloo Farm Leisure, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Midlands.

Book a stay in a lakeside log cabin at Waterloo Farm Leisure and look forward to a relaxing break away, fishing, bird watching and cycling are just some of the activities to enjoy locally, fishing can be enjoyed on the owner's coarse fishing lakes on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £160 to £395 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01858434098 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Blackdown Country Cottage, Burwash, Sussex, England

2 bedroom Rural Retreat, South Coast.

Escape on an idyllic rural retreat break to this beautiful 2 bedroom country cottage nestled by woodlands, gardens and lakes in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to fascinating historical castles and National Trust properties and just half an hour's drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells and only 40 minutes' drive from Brighton.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £550 to £895 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 03 September 2016 to 16 September 2016;
Next availability: from 10 September 2016 to 17 September 2016; from 24 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 08 October 2016 to 15 October 2016;

phone 01435 883 201 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Badger Set - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

1 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

Luxurious dog-friendly holiday lodge with private outdoor hot tub set by fishing lakes in glorious Cambridgeshire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £320 to £690 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 05 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 23 September 2016 to 26 September 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Alton Brook House, Combridge near Uttoxeter, Derbyshire, England

7 bedroom Country House, Midlands.

Seven bedroom holiday house located in six acres of gardens right next to the countryside in Derbyshire, fishing possible on site, conveniently close to Alton Towers Theme Park and the Peak District National Park.

Price range from £500 to £3850 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 24 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01889 591 188 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Webbington Farm Holiday Cottages, Cheddar, Somerset, England

12 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

Stay in one of four delightful barn conversions on this Somerset working farm close to the Mendip Hills and Cheddar, shared gardens and the outdoor play area for children make this a great place for families.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £369 to £960 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 30 people in 12 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 29 August 2016 to 09 September 2016;

phone 01934 750207 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Owl Cottage, Sotby, Lincolnshire, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Midlands.

Simply amazing holiday home, this luxurious barn conversion is in a stunning rural location with a log burning stove and private indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and sauna exclusive for guests use.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Access to pool directly from the cottage by a door 1 metre from main bedroom), indoor hot tub.

Price range from £693 to £1290 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 11 November 2016 to 18 November 2016; from 25 November 2016 to 02 December 2016; from 05 December 2016 to 16 December 2016;

phone 07733261622 emailClick here to email owner more info >

One Old Coastguards, Newton Ferrers, Devon, England

3 bedroom Riverside Cottage, South Devon.

Escape for a truly memorable and special holiday to this fantastic waterside holiday home with stunning river views and its own quayside and private mooring.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £1390 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 23 September 2016 to 30 September 2016;

phone 07738 342 850 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fishermans Cottage at Hele Bay, Ilfracombe, Devon, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South West.

Cosy and comfortable coastal holiday cottage located close to the beautiful moorlands of Exmoor with private patio area to soak up the stunning views of the rugged North Devon coastline, just a short walk to the beach.

Price range from £295.00 to £695.00 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 17 September 2016 to 22 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 01 November 2016; from 08 November 2016 to 08 December 2016;

phone 01271 883498 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bruern Holiday Cottages, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Collection of gold and silver award winning Cotswold cottages, many of which feature private gardens, along with excellent shared leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, all in all making this a great place to relax.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor pool), games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage, Silver Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £798 to £6711 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Special Offer: from 28 August 2016 to 25 October 2016;

phone 01993 830415 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £875 to £2175 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 19 September 2016 to 23 September 2016; from 03 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 10 October 2016 to 14 October 2016;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meadow Bank, Ambleside, Cumbria, England

5 bedroom Cottage, Lake District National Park.

Two country cottages in the Lakeland village of Elterwater close to the Langdale Valley in the Lake District National Park, family-friendly and comfortably furnished.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £290 to £2000 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 0161 928 6953 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Haybarn Pet-Friendly Country Cottage, Near Swaffham, East Anglia, Necton, Norfolk, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, East Anglia.

Absolutely stunning rural retreat, this pet and family friendly barn conversion has a contemporary open plan living space along with a private garden with a stream and is located in a peaceful rural hamlet, just a short drive from Thetford Forest Park and the unique Grade II Plantation Garden at Oxburgh Hall.

Price range from £248 to £524 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 31 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 07 October 2016 to 21 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 29 October 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Queenies Cottage, Snape, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Aldeburgh.

Luxurious and romantic cottage for two with lavish antique furnishings and a cosy log burning stove with the benefit of direct access to a beautiful nature reserve leading to forests, beach and lakes.

Price range from £399 to £639 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Meare Court, Taunton, Somerset, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Somerset.

Part of the Somerset Spa collection of three select holiday homes, this self-catering farmhouse is located in beautiful rural Somerset and benefits from its own outdoor hot tub in the garden.

Special features: free internet access, indoor hot tub, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £795 to £795 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 15 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 29 August 2016 to 02 September 2016; from 04 September 2016 to 09 September 2016; from 11 September 2016 to 16 September 2016;

phone 01823 480570 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mill Cottage, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

1 bedroom Cottage, East Anglia.

Gold award winning cottage in a tranquil setting backing onto four nature reserves and overlooking the Mill pond where guests can go ‘wild swimming’, beautifully furnished to a high standard with badger watching hides and an owl tower on the grounds.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £399 to £639 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01787 211 115 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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